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Course Descriptions


Course# 818, Grades 10-12, 1 Credit, Semester

Have you ever wondered how computers and networks really work or have you wanted to build a computer? In this course, you will disassemble and assemble computers, learn to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair computer problems and configure, install, and optimize performance. Time will be spent using computer simulation software which allows you to gain experience repairing computer systems. The course prepares students for multiple industry-recognized certifications.



Course# 820, Grades 10-12, 1 Credit (RS), Semester

Computer Networking provides you with the requisite skills for setting up and troubleshooting computer networks. You will configure wired and wireless networks and servers for home or office environments. This course covers networking hardware and software along with the skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic field of computer networking. Fundamental networking concepts such as protocols, network design, implementation, and troubleshooting will be covered. Students will prepare for industry-recognized certifications in networking.

Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in Computer Maintenance and Repair 1.



Course# 819, Grades 11-12, 2 Credits (RS), Year

Students returning for a second year of Computer Networking and Repair will complete computer networking and repair jobs in a simulated lab environment as well as perform live work on classroom networks. Tasks will include: assembly of new computer systems, installation and configuration of systems and peripherals, assisting staff with a variety of computer needs, repair and maintenance of a six-hundred node network. Class time will be dedicated to preparation for the A+ Technician certification exam and the MTA exam. Program completers are able to work as entry-level technicians and sales and support personnel in a wide variety of technical fields. Further study is recommended for those wishing to pursue this highly technical field. A majority of graduates do elect to pursue further study at 2 or 4-year colleges.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Computer Maintenance and Repair 1 and Computer Networking.

Instructor Profile

Mr. Messineo

I started my technology career in the US Navy developing test programs to troubleshoot and repair RADAR, communications, and weapons systems for F14-D, E2-C, A6 and EA6B aircraft.

Programing and debug Firmware & Software using the USM/467(RADCOM) test station. I served at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, NAval Station North Island, San Diego CA &  NAS Miramar (TOPGUN) CA, as well as aboard the USS Constellation CV  64 America's Flagship. I served a Tour in Iraq during Desert Storm and Naval ports in 13 different countries.

After the military I worked Research and development for Osram Sylvania developing HID lighting for cars, then went on to a career developing Web Applications for Finance and insurance companies.

I bring over 20 years of technical and business experience to the classroom and enjoy teaching the technicians of our future how to leverage technology to their advantage while building the skills necessary for a successful technical career.